Charlotte Bronte - The Professor : BBC Radio 4 Extra : August 13, 2016 02:30AM-02:45AM BST
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Married at last to the woman he loves, William plans a happy future. With Paul Venables.
🔗 Schafer the defeat of the Spanish Armada she Bonneville rates the final part of the
🔗 Queen's age in ten fifteen minutes
🔗 but first the concluding episode of The professor by Charlotte Bronte.
🔗 Married to the woman he adores and successful in his work.
🔗 William is on the verge of bringing his journal to a close.
🔗 Frances and I were married.
🔗 We took no bridal trip.
🔗 We went it once to the small house I'd taken three or four hours later.
🔗 Francis dressed in a pale Lyla gown was kneeling in our neatly furnished collar
🔗 arranging books on the shelves.
🔗 Happy. Very. You very it's snowing again this year.
🔗 You don't have to call me was here with Francis you can call me will you.
🔗 What is your if you. I like you.
🔗 Let's not go anywhere.
🔗 Let's forget just for one week we have to work.
🔗 Let's not do anything.
🔗 You know where you going. It's four o'clock time for a cup of tea. Is wrong.
🔗 Do you want your cup of tea.
🔗 Yes it's just what he said Francis now that we're married.
🔗 Can I tell you something.
🔗 I think you need more than half a teaspoon to a point you make terrible to
🔗 you found this.
🔗 year and a half went by we had no one but ourselves
🔗 and there was nothing more we needed
🔗 but Francis had begun to grow silent.
🔗 What is it for. I don't think I'm working in the right way.
🔗 I think it's a question of not stopping still in yourself.
🔗 How do you maintain your law. Try me.
🔗 I mean we already have the means we've lived carefully we've never ever spent.
🔗 And we have the connections now we easily have those for what Francis to begin a
🔗 school who does not listen to me I start it through if we spend the rest of our
🔗 lives working as teachers for other people will never do it
🔗 but if we're working for ourselves we might make enough money to retire one day
🔗 and perhaps before we're too old to enjoy it.
🔗 We know how to teach we know how to run our lives carefully.
🔗 It makes sense to start of the school.
🔗 So what do you think you've made a plan. Francis.
🔗 And I love you.
🔗 And you believe in your plan and it will be too easy not to do it.
🔗 And so we will.
🔗 The years rushed by they were years of bustle action
🔗 and slacked Endeavor our school became one of the most popular in Brussels.
🔗 We had to an excellent connection in England first opened by the unsolicited
🔗 recommendation of Mr Hunston Well OK here. What are you doing being so successful.
🔗 I hope to God you know exploit in the masses.
🔗 They have a hobby of beheading there are east across here in the continent.
🔗 I understand went home
🔗 and promptly sent a leash of a young English ladies to be polished off by Mrs
🔗 Grimes with her as to the same Mrs crims where I seem to have two wives in the
🔗 daytime my house and school were conducted by Madame the directories a grave
🔗 and elegant woman her pupils loved her.
🔗 But when I entered our private sitting room at six o'clock the headmistress.
🔗 Banished from Francis already my lace mender curled herself beside me.
🔗 You're a good wife to me.
🔗 Francis because you are good to me why you've not been a good wife.
🔗 I've mistreated you to question. You want me to answer it.
🔗 I know you haven't answered. When you put your mind to it.
🔗 You have an answer to everything. If you'd mistreated me.
🔗 I know I would have tried to be a good wife.
🔗 But if I couldn't I would have left you. That's me.
🔗 But what if the North forced you back to someone who was cruel.
🔗 Would you stay then if I was forced to go back to live with someone who was cruel
🔗 to me I suppose I'd have to do so I'd find out whether this hypothetical man we're
🔗 talking about was capable of change and if I felt he wasn't I'd leave him again
🔗 but if they made you go back again and force you to stay.
🔗 I'm not sure what you are for because I like watching your arms.
🔗 If a woman Loz demand she's married marriage must be slavery.
🔗 And against slavery All right. Thinkers rebel. Even if torture is the result.
🔗 It must be endured for the sake of freedom your free will is so important to you
🔗 I'd fight for it to the end. Supposing you never married.
🔗 I would see to that to be so alone and I know if I hadn't met you.
🔗 I'd have been person but I did meet you.
🔗 And I love you.
🔗 Hold me hold me tight. Kisses.
🔗 She's gone now.
🔗 You know I must be back in a every evening it was the
🔗 same once I followed her.
🔗 First she opened the door of the dormitory
🔗 and tiptoed past the sleeping girls if any were awake or sad she paused
🔗 and comforted them.
🔗 Then she slipped to our own chamber in the far corner was a bed a
🔗 small one Francis crept towards it.
🔗 Shading with one hand the lamp she held in the other.
🔗 When she got she stooped over him
🔗 and breathed the softest kisses on the tiny space above his nose mine.
🔗 Shall strike.
🔗 My feet Frances covered his hand with her
🔗 eyes not moving not smiling loving so intensely
🔗 I watched in silence
🔗 and came away before she saw me with
🔗 my mind I laughed in his sleep.
🔗 He's got your smile you
🔗 You can't always be like this you know.
🔗 Francis. I know what you're saying.
🔗 But not yet he's
🔗 ten years of hard work. Francis has realized her dream.
🔗 We have come to England my heart yearned for the place where I was born
🔗 and here we live.
🔗 The mills are over thirty miles away
🔗 and the smoke has not touched this land the water's still run pure.
🔗 The winds are fresh free because they have
🔗 been a series of lovely days
🔗 but this has been the loveliest the hay has been carried in from the fields.
🔗 It's per funeral in goes in the air. My wife is setting the tea things on the lawn.
🔗 This is a sweet sunlight evening Mr
🔗 I'm here to look at your window.
🔗 Where you are he is ready
🔗 and you need a finished almost you know tired nearly done.
🔗 Hundreds and stopping by. He's coming to annoy you. He says and show you a picture.
🔗 I think he's met the one at least he says he has is that the boy.
🔗 Victor is chasing around.
🔗 My mother's portrayed hangs above me. There is one last part of the story.
🔗 My son.
🔗 Victor is pale with large eyes as dark as those of Frances the few
🔗 things he has he loves with a passion comes then gave it to a mastiff cub which the
🔗 boy loved he called him York
🔗 and he grew to a super dog whose fierceness was much modified by my son's caresses
🔗 Victor would go nowhere do nothing without your work then the dog was bitten by a
🔗 rabid animal.
🔗 I went into the yard where the dog lay licking his wounds
🔗 and I shot him he was dead in an instant.
🔗 Should you still you
🔗 know why I lifted the boy in my arms
🔗 and carried him to his mother she took him to her kind heart she comforted him with
🔗 her live. Her eyes and her soft embrace.
🔗 The following day he and I buried the dog in silence. I won't see him again.
🔗 No Victor. That is well your home.
🔗 Course or your world. Victor learns fast.
🔗 He is a bright child.
🔗 And as I did he must soon go to Eton I see the round table
🔗 loaded with China placed under a certain beach.
🔗 I hear hundred and coming up alone. For eyes. Not right.
🔗 You were all waiting for you outside.
🔗 Here he is bending through the window knocking back the woodbine
🔗 and disturbing to be's and a butterfly.
🔗 For God's sake take up when I was younger my wife appears at my side.
🔗 She draws a chair near
🔗 and sits down to wait until I finished Hansen says he has news.
🔗 What do you want a hundred and I was at the mill yesterday.
🔗 Your brother is getting richer by the minute.
🔗 And that you're about to raid small is not a word I would use to describe or.
🔗 Lonesome you know I had a domestic garment is not the finest
🔗 but in business they can do better
🔗 and Francis says you have a picture to show us why. Yeah.
🔗 She's lovely names little cheer
🔗 when she looks real enough always really unloads
🔗 and she was somebody you would like to marry
🔗 but couldn't I should certainly have lights an area
🔗 that I have not done so is a proof that I couldn't what you think of a.
🔗 I think she's an actress she looks exhausted to me you never seriously thought of
🔗 marrying how you would might have fearlessness you delighted in her talent
🔗 but I don't really believe you have married her.
🔗 I'm not sure that you'll marry any one G.D.S. Whether true or not is a.
🔗 In meantime don't you feel rather pale beside LUCIENNE.
🔗 Who do you see is almost Are they afraid the professor will soon be dissatisfied
🔗 with the dim light you give
🔗 when you see my side was always too weak to endure a blaze Francis.
🔗 Now if you still don't come out.
🔗 It's a victory and I will start without you or without you check me right.
🔗 When you come not. I you come to the end. Yes lookin.
🔗 Sometimes I can see the way
🔗 that I feel it's so big. But when he's with me and he's upset.
🔗 I fold into my arms and I hold him and that's enough.
🔗 He says.
🔗 So much. The smell of him in the morning.
🔗 But he has to love. We have to not go. Till we.
🔗 We have to send him away to school one day.
🔗 He'll want more than us. Kiss me heart.
🔗 Yes my love.
🔗 was the final chapter of the professor by Charlotte Bronte it starred pole Venables
🔗 Claire Pryce Sean Dooley and Jack Joseph Miller it was dramatize by Rachel Joyce
🔗 and the producer was Tracey nail.
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